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Gran Canaria first quarter foreign tourism numbers almost maintained

Gran Canaria first quarter foreign tourism numbers almost maintained

1,409,000 foreign passengers chose Gran Canaria as their destination from January to April 2019, which is overall only 2.67% less than in the same period of last year when 1,448,000 people arrived on the island, a drop of 38,500.

In the first four months of the year, the island received 15,124 passengers from Austria, which produced a notable increase of 60.2%, compared to the same period in 2018.

Germany has been the leading market for these first four months of this year with 375,500 people, representing 26.6% of the total, and a rise of 1.3%, equal to 4,700 more travellers.

From the combined Nordic markets 463,800 people traveled to Gran Canaria, a drop of 6.9% with 34,700 fewer passengers than in 2018. Passengers from the United Kingdom overall fell by 2.5% to 251,400 people.

From Italy, 35,700 foreign passengers arrived on the island, 14.8 percent more than in 2018, in which 31,100 passengers were counted; Ireland, with 27,800 travellers, also experienced an increase of 5.3 percent, compared to the previous year in which 26,400 arrived; France, with 17,900 passengers, recorded a decline of 2.9 percent, while from the Netherlands, between January & April 2019, 71,100 people travelled, 2.6 percent less than in the same period of 2018

 

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